Prof. Sayeed Khan, EEF’s Chief Medical Adviser, prescribes a stronger occupational health service as the cure for unnecessary sickness absence.
At a time when skills are at such a premium, the experience and technical abilities of employees in manufacturing and engineering are regarded as invaluable.
If employers are prepared to adapt their working practices and adopt a positive approach to the physical and mental wellbeing of their workforce, these skills can continue to be fully utilised.
At EEF, our occupational health services have always been designed to keep your business – and your balance sheet – in the best of health.
Our new occupational health service will help member companies improve competitiveness, boost employee performance, and reduce the financial burden associated with sickness absence and rehabilitation for workers injured on the job.
In partnership with Collingwood Health, the delivery is tailored specifically to manufacturing, and designed to be flexible based on individual company needs. The service is also affordable, with EEF members benefiting from preferential rates.
An effective occupational health strategy can help establish a culture in which employees promote their own wellbeing and follow proper safety procedures to protect their health from work related problems.
This is evidenced by EEF’s 2011 Sickness Absence Survey, which shows a clear correlation of falling absence rates amongst those companies with strategies in place to train managers in sickness absence and tougher absence targets.
The survey also shows a positive impact on sickness absence and return to work discussions since the introduction of the ‘fit note’.
Our occupational health services can assist you with these activities, keep you on the right side of health and safety legislation, and even help with your insurance premiums.
I encourage you to get involved, ensuring a better future for your
organisation, and for the outlook of manufacturing.
An extended, innovative and more flexible occupational health service
Mark Partridge, Chairman of EEF’s occupational health partner Collingwood Health, says the new offering is designed to create an extended, innovative and more flexible occupational health service.
The service will be branded ‘EEF Occupational Health provided by Collingwood Health Ltd’. EEF will remain a shareholder and will be influential in evolving the shape and scope of the services. Lisa Roberts, EEF’s Head of Occupational Health, will continue to lead the expanded team.
Mr Partridge says EEF members and clients will benefit from a more comprehensive service, delivered nationwide by a larger team of experienced occupational health practitioners.
“Our occupational health services help businesses improve morale, performance and productivity through preventative, focused action which matches your employee lifecycle, based on a comprehensive health and business needs assessment.”
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